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Old 02-17-2012, 01:43 PM   #1
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Photos of Safari 1954 restoration

here are a few photos of where we are so far. lots of work ahead.
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:50 PM   #2
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some more pics
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:05 PM   #3
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Wow! Looks like you are doing it from top to bottom. Good luck with your project. Keep sending Pics

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Old 02-17-2012, 02:10 PM   #4
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more than i thought when i brought her. loving it though. been buying parts like crazy. all i need now is somewhere to put them!! not sure how far to go. do i try and keep it basically original or do i go ultra modern with it. will post as it comes up.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:14 PM   #5
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A few more internals.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:48 PM   #6
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http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...ml#post1108250

The above link is what we have been restoring at home. The link starts on the last page. I did not do the shell off and kept everything original except for the appliances. I just found it easier. I am not a master craftsman and I try to stay within a budget. I forgot to mention my wife and son are helping me and they want it original.

As far as where to store parts I am clueless. I put all mine in the garage and it has been a mess for about 17 months. There are several folks from you neck of the woods on this forum. You will not be alone.

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Old 02-17-2012, 03:26 PM   #7
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Wow. Quite the project!! It looks like you are making great progress though. Thank you for sharing the details.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:34 PM   #8
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ordered new leaf springs. new axle has been delivered. old one now removed. just waiting to rebuild to uk spec (inertia braked hubs) once i have got it fitted will replace floor and then re remove the axle assembly, flip whole chassis over and then replace the under belly. should be fun to get those bananna corners right. lots of fun to come!
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:27 AM   #9
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This is where we are this week. Been waiting for the leaf springs to come in. New axle on, new braked hubs, new springs, Just need to reweld the fitting for the dampeners (new ones slightly longer) ready then for the floor, under belly and channel. Want to flip the chassis over to fix the under belly, therefore thinking of taking off the axle when i do this. Anyone got any thoughts? thanks
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:19 PM   #10
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Looks like a clean slate! So far, so good...

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Think this trailer is called Luna by previous members. anyone know any history.. Please
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Pictures putting floor onto the chassis. hope i have the curves right on the corners as had almost no original floor to template from. I will find out when we join then two parts back together. It seems that the curve on the ends almost has a radius of 600mm (2' ish) but not quite a true curve. fingers crossed. I have no idea at all how to finish the step as there was nothing there at all. Does anyone have any photos from the outside looking up and into the trailer (much appreciated). Also the wheel arches where all rotted out so not quite sure how the floor is protected from the spray of the road. The blue strip in the photo is the new J channel section. it will over hang the ply floor by 5mm and take the underbelly. I have decided to flip the whole thing upside down to put underbelly on. Seems to be getting heavier by the day. I think We will engineer some sort of pivot to do this. Hopefully should be this weekend. Any photos of steps (1954- 1958) would really be appreciated. thanks will post as we go.
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Any photos of steps (1954- 1958) would really be appreciated. thanks will post as we go.
I know our '56 doesn't have the step down floor at the door - I think only '53 & '54s did...

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